Give me your ideas and that way you don't have to do any of the work for it but you can say you contributed
Ran into a self described hellenic pagan insisting that it was incredibly disrespectful to call the Greek god rapists online today. It was pretty good, that was like 30 minutes of entertainment
Hey, I was thinking if you could help me. I can't decide what should my country look like - a technocracy or something like mega corporation based country. What do you think would be better?
It was perfect ‘nice weather’ temperature on the weekend, I can’t handle anything over 20 lol
Megacorporate societies are incredibly unrealistic. Nations are typically founded on some principle or founding ideology. For example, Germany was founded on the principles of "being German", to cut a long history of unification short, and the Soviet Union was founded on the basis of being a socialist state. Having a corporation own the entire nation removes these principles that millions have died for. A technocracy is probably a more realistic option. :)
It was 21 where we are - literally was panting. Luckily the temperature dropped to like 14 over the afternoon so it was perfect.
My sweet summer child, what day and age do you think you live in?
Thanks for advice!
The series Continuum described a future like this. Also without this series I wouldn't say it is implausible at all though.
It's just a question of governments putting all essential elements of the nation and society up for privatising, after which democratic elections are just a farce as the people have nothing left to vote about.
Sure they might not have been founded on that principle, but as time goes on (especially in the modern age) it's not too unrealistic for corporations to grow larger and larger and assume more and more control (it's hard to argue this isn't happening today). Money talks, after all. No nation is the same as when it was founded
And a corporatocracy isn't specifically a nation that is run by a single corporation, but is instead manipulated and influenced by them to make decisions often for the benefit of the companies instead of the general population. Look how oppressively large Tencent is and how many tendrils they've inserted into countless areas of both China and the world itself. It's not too far fetched to believe it will continue to expand. (even though it's the chinese government in all but name, it's still a corporation controlling a country)
Pffft they probably read Percy Jackson in middle school
Here in Mexico it's 911, but it used to be 060 for local police, 061 for Judicial State Police, 065 Red Cross, 066 National Emergency System, 068 Fire Department, 080 Safety and Emergencies.
So I'm glad they just changed it all to 911.
As for Skandland, I'll probably just set it to 505, which looks kinda similar to SOS, and it would be hard to write on accident.
Fun story, on a family holiday a few years ago in Canada. My then 4-year-old brother managed to grab the phone from my mother's purse and call 911. My mom took notice almost immediately and hung up, but they called us back to scold us.
Overview: The Pact of Kings is a coalition between monarchs to defend and preserve their traditions from any threat to monarchs as a whole, although based on the preservation and defense of each other the pact also provides ample opportunity for trade agreements.
Northern Scandinavian Islands
Dragao do Mar(Associate member)
Section I: Membership Requirements
The requirements to join the pact are simple, you must be some type of monarchy (constitutional, absolute etc).
You will be expected to send a delegate to represent your country in the council.
Section II: Structure
The Pact of Kings will be governed by a council that will meet at a neutral place to ensure the safety of the council, the council will meet once a month to discuss the events of the Western Isles.
Section III: Articles and Declarations
Article 1: To preserve and defend monarchy In the region military action must be taken if necessary, aiding monarchs in civil wars is permitted.
Article 2: it is not required for members to keep a military and those who have weak militaries will be defended, however it is expected for a member nation to defend their fellow members.
Article 3: If any Member Nation is attacked, the attack will be viewed as an attack against all of the Member Nations. Measures will be taken as deemed necessary to preserve our traditions and ways of life.
Article 4: Member nations may not attack or attempt to enforce policies inside other member nations as that violates the purposes of defending their way of life.
Article 5: All military arms, vessels, and equipment shall utilize standard munitions, components, and interfaces to allow for interoperability between Member Nations.
Article 6: Member nations may invite any other monarchs to the pact as long as it is brought up to the council first.
Article 7: All agreements records and treaties will be held in Kingston, any delegates from the member nations may enter the records building and examine these records, members caught editing records will be kicked out of the pact.
I am glad this alliance Has grown I hope more monarchs will join too
Cracked open my first batch of kimchi, it's really good, not as spicy as I would have liked despite me dumping in all the fresh and dried hot peppers I had in the house into my food processor. Very garlicky as well which I'm there for. Doesn't taste or smell too overpowering but it's a food I wouldn't bring into work I'd say. I see how it would be great on rice, lots of juice for it to soak up.
Deus Vult all Monarchies!
Shoot. What time period?